Shalane Flanagan, former student at Marblehead High School in Massachusetts, finished second in the 2010 ING New York City Marathon, in a time of 2:28:40. It was the first time she'd ever run a marathon (not a bad debut).â†µ
While at Marblehead, Flanagan was a three-time All-State cross country runner, and earned a first-place All-State finish in the mile. She won the Bronze medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing in the 10,000 m (6.21 miles).â†µ
Flanagan's second-place finish is the best by an American woman since Kim Jones placed second in 1990.